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The call for BASW submissions

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Everyone reading this is encouraged to send me stories they’ve written or read in the past year that they would like to see reprinted in the next volume of The Best American Sports Writing, to be guest edited by David Maraniss. Complete submission guidelines and instructions appear in the foreword of BASW 2006 and on my website, glennstout.net, but in brief...

    Each story

    -Must be column length or longer.
    -Must have been published in 2006.
    -Must not be a re-print or book excerpt.
    -Must be published in the United States or Canada.
    -Must be received by February 1, 2007.

    All submissions must include the name of the author, date of publication, publication name, address, and other appropriate contact information. Photocopies, tear-sheets or clean copies are fine. Readable reductions to 8 ½ x 11 are preferred. Stories that only appeared on-line are eligible, although no electronic submissions will be accepted. Submissions from on-line publications must be made in hard copy, and those who submit stories from newspapers should submit the story in hard copy as published.

    Please submit either an original or clear paper copy of each story, with the publication name, author and date the story appeared, by U.S. Mail to:

    Glenn Stout
    P.O. Box 549
    Alburgh, VT 05440

    Questions? Contact me at basweditor@yahoo.com, although my previous address, baswed@sover.net, will remain operational for a few more weeks.

    It's all up to you now.
  2. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    This deserves to remain on the front page for a while.
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Good call good sir.
  4. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Thank you.
  5. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    So this includes small-town stuff as well?
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    My stuff must always get lost in the mail. ;)
  7. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    No no, they get it. Don't blame the US Postal Service for your problems, buddy.
  8. Yep. And small-town stuff makes it on occasion, particularly in the back of the book, the "notable sports writing" of the year.
  9. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    In the 2005 edition, there was a story in the book by Travis Haney, who at the time was working for the Anderson Independent Mail, which has a circulation of about 37,000. So yes, small paper stories can and do make it into the book. Not just the back, but the actual book.

    And, as it is always necessary to point out here, no, I am not Travis.
  10. Leo Mazzone

    Leo Mazzone Member

    Wasn't that the story of the black lineman who grew up in a lily-white town? I believe he was later arrested for burglary.

    ...the football player, not Haney.
  11. What does this sentence mean?

    Please submit either an original or clear paper copy of each story, with the publication name, author and date the story appeared, by U.S. Mail to:

    Does he want 8x10 photocopies AND an "original" copy of the story???
  12. Orange Hat Bobcat

    Orange Hat Bobcat Active Member

    It says OR, dude.

    Whatever you submit, just make sure it includes where and when it was published, and your name. Oh, and the actual story, too. That might help.
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